- Dec 28, 2006
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The seven-page list of Allston-related Harvard planning documents on the BPDA site does not include documents published before 2013.When it comes to future-proofing and transit planning from Kenmore to Allston to Harvard Square, I trust Harvard WAY more than I trust MassDOT. For instance: Harvard wants West Station and they want four tracks; the Commonwealth wants a train storage yard.
If this area remains a rapid transit desert (as it appears that we all, unfortunately but justifiably, suspect it will) it is more likely to be in spite of Harvard's efforts than because of them.
^^^ There are numerous transportation studies.
IIRC, Harvard's 2007 IMP for Allston included dedicated transitways (with tunnel?) from Harvard's Allston properties to N. Harvard St, and thence north. Again IIRC, the transitway only reached to near the south bank of the Charles River, and transit-related projects for the Anderson Bridge crossing and up/down JFK St. to Harvard Square, were left for others. I can't readily find a copy of the 2007 IMP, the link below summarizes the salient features, and references the Urban Ring, of which the transitways were to be a part.
Harvard submits multi-decade master plan framework for Allston
Harvard University today is filing a proposed Institutional Master Plan with the City of Boston detailing physical plans for an interdisciplinary campus in Allston. The Master Plan is a framework for the University's future physical and academic growth and includes potential locations for new...